I’ve written before about this select group of Parliamentary journos who act as a pack and cross-over many news organizations when Postmedia’s Stephen Maher was kicked out of a Manning Centre function and CTV’s Don Martin got suspended after a confrontation with Harper’s ex-communication director (see here).
Those were examples of how this clique cover-up for each other and send the ‘word’ out as a warning to other media to lay-off certain topics but they also work as a team to attack as they did Saturday against Conservative MP Cheryl Gallant.
I noticed a re-Tweet from the Globe’s Ian Bailey on something his on-line editor Stephen Wicary sent out:
“Seems one of
@cherylgallant’s constituents is unimpressed with her #cpc script-reading acumen”
Which linked to a letter-to-the-editor in an obscure newspaper (see here).
So I asked Wicary:
@wicary You trolling through small newspapers’ letters looking for one person’s opinion on @cherylgallant?
“Nope, sorry Dean. Just keeping an eye on Twitter while watching Jays. That letter popped up and seemed worth sharing.”
But of course can’t help himself as his real personality shows up when he adds this:
“If you don’t like it
@bcbluecon, wanna talk instead about why you’ve been excommunicated from your own party?”
How Wicary thinks I would possibly be intimidated by this kind of ‘threat’ is beyond me as I’ve been completely open and written extensively about my political battles.
My suspicions were confirmed when Bailey re-Tweeted this from CBC’s Kady O’Malley:
@wicary, a spirited letter to the editor that deserves to be read: Gallant’s response to third party”
To which I sent out:
“Mean Girls are on the prowl today
@kady @wicary Funny how they tune into one obscure letter to editor”
This set off Wicary accusing me of being a Conservative Party secret operative which completely counters his earlier taunt about me getting “excommunicated”. Being good enough for the Feds but not for the BC Cons is not exactly a slur in my books.
What Wicary and his secret group are really upset about is that their unprofessional and unethical game is being exposed for what it is.